Cavan Herald
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

May 3, 1825

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Belfast, 18th April, 1825

Donald M'INTYRE, a day labourer, died last week near Forfar of actual starvation, in a miserable hovel, after amassing a fortune of £1,200 in cash ! His brother, a policeman in Perth, is her heir [Glasgow Paper]

The Rev. Dr. COOKE, Moderator of the Synod of Ulster, in his examination before the Commons say, that there has been lately an increase of feeling in the North against giving political power to the Roman Catholics.

On Thursday, Thomas WHITTLE, coachman to the Right Hon. George TIERNEY, Esq., M.P., was committed for a gross assault on the Earl of Kinnoul, and intentionally forcing the pole of his carriage in through the panel of his Lordship's.

Nearly 700 persons are out of employment by the burning of the extensive lace factory of Messrs. RICE and ORAM, at Chard on Sunday, by which a loss of £70,000 is sustained by the Proprietors.

It is reported that the large sums vested as Rent, will be appropriated to building a testimonial to King, if Catholic Emancipation takes place.

Within a very few days past the following series of alarming outrages have been committed in this County: The house of COLLINS, a dairyman of Mr. CUSSEN's, on the lands of Ballyegan, burglariously entered by a party of armed Insurgents, who commanded him to prepare his coffin if he did not quit his employment within two days. A party of Insurgents assembled in the lawn of Old Abbey and fired shots. Two breeding ewes, after yeaning, the property of James DANAHAR, of Tiermore, and Patrick HISHEON, of Old Abbey, maliciously killed. The house of Mr. MEADE, at Ballyegan, attacked by a large party of Insurgents, who threatened to murder two of his servants, if they did not quit his service. The house of a man named HANRAHAN, of Tynees, forcibly entered by a party of ruffians, who threatened to burn it about him if he proceeded in a Process case. The dwelling of Michael FITZGIBBON, of Lisbane, forced into by a numerous party of Insurgents, who threatened him with death and his property with burning, if he did not quit the premises in a week. The house of Will FOULOE, of the Glebe of Monavaha, attacked by an armed party, in his absence, his family severely beaten, and one of the party attempted to shoot his cow; they departed, leaving orders for him to prepare his coffin or abandon his farm in a week. Most of those outrages have been perpetrated on the Sabbath. The Magistrates of Shanngolden Petty Sessions have very properly offered rewards for the apprehension and conviction of those concerned.

May 10, 1825

DIED.--On the 12th ult., Margaret, relict of the late William SPEAR, Esq., of Spearvale,in this County, deeply and deservedly regretted by an afflicted family and numerous acquaintances, to whom she had endeared herself by mildness of temper and gentleness of manners. In this excellent woman were united all the amiable dispositions which constitute the fond and affectionate parent, the sincere and steady friend, the charitable and unostentatious christian. To her the tale of woe was never related in vain; from her door the object of charity was never dismissed unrelieved. She bore a lingering illness with that christian patience with which she was so remarkably blessed, and to the exercise of which she was so frequently called since the death of her late husband. The Bible, which was her frequent companion in the closet, was she said "her only hope on a bed of death." Committing the guardianship of her family to him who has promised to be the "Father of the fatherless," she with cheerful submission to the Divine Will, resigned her spirit to the God who gave it.

On his return from the West Indies, Francis Pierpoint BURTON, Esq., Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, eldest son of the Hon. Sir Francis Nathaniel BURTON, G.C.B., and nephew to the Marquis of Conyngham.


This case was called on before the Lord Chief Justice and the following Jury:--

John HOLBROOKE, Thomas FOTTRELL, Joseph ABBOTT, Richard SPARKS, James FLINN, John MASON, Chas. LEGRANGE, Richard OGLE, Thomas FANNING, James KENNEDY, Thos. HAY, and Wm. STORY, Esqrs.

Mr. MANDERS stated, that this case John HICKEY was plaintiff, and Christopher BOLAND, defendant. The action was for a trespass "vi et armis," by seducing the plaintiff's wife. Damages were laid at £300, and the defendant pleaded the general issue.

Mr. BENNETT said he should not detain the Jury by any remarks....but merely mention the facts of the case. The plaintiff was a tailor, a man of an unimpeachable character; he had on the 14th of December, 1823, married Miss Elizabeth BUSHE, a young lady of great personal charms and fair character, then twenty-five years of age; the plaintiff a widower, thirty-one years of age. Miss BUSHE was entitled to £140 per annum demised to her by her uncle, a gentleman in Merino square. After the marriage, the plaintiff and his wife lived happily together, until the plaintiff had an accidental fall from his horse. During the time of his confinement, unfortunately, Mrs. HICKEY became acquainted with the defendant, who prevailed on her to marry him, and by the same clergyman who had married her to the plaintiff, and even now the defendant claims to be her legal husband.--(Laughter.)--For this outrage on his rights and feelings, Mr. BENNETT trusted the Jury would give his client moderate compensation, and that the poor tailor would not be laughed out of Court.

Rev. Joseph WOOD, examined by Mr. FINLAY.--Witness is a member of the Established church since 1798; knows the plaintiff, having been pointed out to him in Court; recollects having married John HICKEY to Elizabeth BUSHE, on the 14th December, 1823. Witness verified a certificate to that effect. Could not now identify either of the parties.

Cross-examined by Sergeant GOOLD--Witness lives in the Haymarket, next door to where the late Mr. HARRIS lived; witness would not marry any one; can't recollected what he was paid for marrying HICKEY; it was more than five shillings; it was not a half guinea--believes it was eight shillings and three half pence; witness is not a degraded clergyman; no censure was passed against him. (Witness here verified a certificate of marriage between Christopher BOLAND and Elizabeth BUSHE, dated the 16th February, 1824.) Witness recollects there were two persons present at the last marriage. Re-examined by Mr. FINLAY.--Witness did not know it was the same Elizabeth BUSHE that he had married to HICKEY; would not have married them if he did.

Ruth KING; examined by Mr. Manders--Witness does not know the plaintiff--does not know the defendant--does not know Elizabeth--neither knows nor can recollect anything about them.

William STAPLETON--examined by Mr. Bennett--Witness is a tailor--knows Elizabeth BUSHE..they lived next door to each other......Mrs. HICKEY was in the habit of being in and out with the plaintiff after the marriage; has heard Mrs. HICKEY called Mrs. BOLAND, but never until after she was married to BOLAND. It was in witness's presence that the "fiat" was marked against BOLAND; BOLAND told witness that he did not care for the plaintiff, because he never "cohumated" the marriage; all the neighbours used to be laughing at the idea of the defendant and Mrs. BOLAND wanting to prove that the tailor was'nt a man. (Here the Court and Jury were convulsed with laughter, in which the plaintiff joined.) Witness laughed at the idea, because the plaintiff has three nice little children by his former marriage.

Cross-examined by Mr. O'LOGHLIN.--Defendant is now in gaol; Elizabeth BUSHE was called either Mrs. BOLAND or Mrs. HICKEY; plaintiff went to London soon after his marriage, but first seized his wife and brought her to the police-office; plaintiff came back to Dublin, after the death of Miss BUSHE's father--HICKEY was in London about nine or ten months; witness was present when BOLAND and Mrs. HICKEY were arrested; the police laughed at them all; a considerable property fell to Miss BUSHE on the death of her father.......

Nicholas HARTFORT, examined by Mr. Finlay--Witness is a tailor; was in plaintiff's employment in December, 1823; plaintiff lived in Crampton-court; so did Elizabeth BUSHE; used to take notice to her coming frequently into the plaintiff's house, about the month of December; her two sisters called Miss BUSHE Mrs. HICKEY, in witness's presence....Cross-examined by Sergeant GOOLD.--Witness could not tell whether Miss BUSHE slept in HICKEY's house; saw HICKEY laugh a few minutes ago....

Margaret HYNES, examined by Mr. Bennett. Witness saw Mr. and Mrs. HICKEY living together; they seemed to be very happy. Cross-examined by Sergeant GOOLD--Witness is sister to the plaintiff; her brother was away from Dublin about nine months.

John BROPHY a victualler; knows the plaintiff and defendant; called to the defendant in the Marshalsea to try and settle the matter; defendant said he would give the plaintiff £15 a year, and have done with him; this was about four or five weeks ago....Cross-examined..lives in Ormond market; gave Hickey money to carry on this suit; gave him more money that day; plaintiff promised to pay witness the amount of the deceased Mr. Bushe's bill, if he recovered his wife's property; he wished Hickey to gain this action.

John ROBERTSON a Peace Officer of the Head Police Office; recollects Boland, Elizabeth Bushe and Hickey, being at the Police Office; both men claimed her as his wife; she said she would not live with the plaintiff; Boland took her away with him.

Cassandra NORTON examined.....knows Boland...and Mrs. Boland, formerly Elizabeth Bushe; had heard her called Hickey...

Here the case closed for the plaintiff.

Mr. Sergeant GOOLD said, he had no intention of delaying the Court any length of time. He submitted to the Court that according to the case of RENDING and TRUMBLE......the plaintiff in the present action could not obtain a verdict. He was sure that his lordship would agree with him, in thinking there never was a case similar to the present one brought into any court of justice. He never heard, he never read of a case, in which morality, religion, and decency had been so much outraged. Here was a husband, who, in the face of the Court and the Jury, had treated with ridicule the most solemn contract, and for the breach of which he sought reparation.....As a father of a family, he was horrified at the conduct of the plaintiff, who approached the temple of justice, not with the agonised feelings of a man robbed of his dearest comfort, but bursting his sides with laughter....If the Jury should give damages, he hoped they would be nominal.

The Lord Chief Justice charged the Jury.....In estimating damages, they should consider the circumstances under which the plaintiff married Elizabeth Bushe, without the knowledge of her family and the character of the person he selected to unite them. They should also look at the conduct of Elizabeth Bushe, and say what loss of comfort and happiness a woman of her profligacy could be to the plaintiff.

The Jury, without retiring from the box, gave a verdict; for the plaintiff--Sixpence Damages and Sixpence Costs.

At the general Sessions for the County of Antrim, which commenced at Belfast, on Monday, the Magistrates unanimously elected John B. GILMORE, Esq., Chairman for the Session, merely to establish their right to make such a selection, and not out of any opposition to the present Assistant Barrister.

May 17, 1825


BEGS leave to return his sincere thanks to the Gentlemen of the County of Cavan, for the very general support he has theretofore received from them, during a period of more than TEN YEARS, in which time he had been concerned in many public and private contracts of considerable extent--viz. the Church and Glebe House of Denn parish--Ballyhaise Flour and Corn Mills--Mr. MAGUIRE's house and Offices, in Cavan----the Farnham Inn, Cavan--and the Infirmary attached to the County Gaol; in all which work, he trusts he can with confidence refer to those Gentlemen who were concerned, for the faithful discharge of his duty, and the satisfactory performance of the work. He might also add, many other works of considerable importance, but they would be too numerous to notice at present. Under these circumstances he confidently trusts he may again offer himself to public notice.

B. R. may observe without vanity, that few men possess a better or more general knowledge of FINE WORKS, and of Gentlemen's KITCHEN RANGES.

Any commands addressed to him to Messrs. SMITH and FITZGERALD, of this Town, and at the Office of this Paper, shall be attended to.

On Saturday morning a most distressing accident occurred in this town. A child of Mr. HEISLIP's of church lane, was thrown down by a Bullock which was going to the fair, & which trampled upon & severely wounded her thigh--what renders it more lamentable, is that her mother was only interred the preceding day. The little girl is now in the Hospital, and we trust will recover from the injury she has sustained.

On the night of Thursday the 5th inst. some persons set fire to two large turfstacks on the lands of Drumcoske, near the town of Swanlinbar, one the property of Nathaniel MONTGOMERY, Esq., the other of Andrew HILL, Inn-holder, both of them were totally consumed. Every exertion has been made by Captain WRAY, and the Police under this command, to discover the perpetrators of this outrage, (but altho' committed at a very early hour of the night) without effect. A very large subscription has been set on foot to endeavour to find out some clue to this transaction.

Some malicious persons, on the night of Saturday the 7th inst., broke across the middle some young trees, the property of the Rev. Joseph STORY, of Cranahan Glebe, Ballyconnell; what renders this outrage of a very mysterious character is, that no man is more universally beloved in his Parish, than Mr. STORY. He is a constant resident, and has adopted many useful institutions there for the benefit of the poor, on which he expends a considerable part of his income.....

A riot of a very serious matter, occurred in the town of Ballyconnell, on Monday, the 9th instant. A man of the name of ELLIOTT, a Protestant, was married in the church there; as he and his party were returning from thence, a number of Catholics, to the amount of one hundred and upwards, who were present at the marriage in the church, the moment the others left the church yard, immediately commence a regular volley of stones, and other missiles, on the Protestant parity, which they bore very patiently for a length of time; but at last they were obliged to turn round for their own defence, and a regular battle commenced. Three of the constabulary having come up, two of them who were Protestants got several blows, and one of them nearly strangled by a person getting his hand round his stock, but the other who was a Catholic, was suffered to remain untouched, and walked off without being the least anxious to put a stop to the affair. In the mean time a number of Gentlemen of the town aided by a Party of Revenue Police went to the assistance of the Two Constables, and having made prisoners of some of the ringleaders, peace was restored; they were brought before the Petty Sessions held on that day, and informations were ordered against them, which we hope the Magistrates will insist on being followed up.--An Innholder of the town, a Roman Catholic, was very conspicuous amongst the assailants; but we hope for his License' sake that he will be able to prove himself a peacemaker instead of a peace breaker. Not a marriage has taken place in that Church for some time past but acts of this description have occurred at.

May-day at Galway was celebrated by a riotous mob, who broke windows, and kept the town in a continued state of alarm and agitation the entire day, by their outrageous conduct.

Captain BURROWES, who distinguished himself in so forward and gallant a manner at the siege of Martaban, is next brother to Sir Walter Daxon BURROWES, Bart., an old family in this kingdom.

A few days back, a brutal murder was perpetrated within four miles of Mullingar, arising out of a dispute at the wake of a young woman, about her clothes.--Shortly after her interment two parties met, when a man named J. M'CORMICK, had his brains beat with stones. Two men have been committed to prison for the offence.

On Saturday, two men named SMITH and DALY were executed at Newgate, Dublin, for robbing Mr. GALWAY's house, Summerhill. One of them was servant to Mr. GALWAY. They appeared perfectly resigned.

It has been announced by the agent to Lloyds, that two ships have arrived at Milford with foul bills of health, from a place infected with the plague.

We understand that Mr. BROWNLOW, the Member for Armagh, has been burned in effigy by a mob of people at Lurgan, in that county.

May 24, 1825


Tuesday, May 10

The King, at the prosecution of John MONTGOMERY v. Alexander HAMILTON

Mr. LITTON applied upon behalf of the prosecution in this case, for a conditional order for a criminal information, against the defendant, a Magistrate of the County Donegal, for having used towards him insulting language, intended to provoke him to fight a duel, and also, for having assaulted him.

Mr. LITTON read the prosecutor's affidavit, from which it appeared, that he had called him "a liar and rascal;" and as he was leaving the house, caught him by the collar, and assisted by some persons, struck him several times.

The Court suggested that as an assault had been committed, the prosecutor would have an earlier trial than by a criminal information, if he brought the matter before the Judge of Assizes, who, if the defendant was found guilty, would not be unmindful of his not being a magistrate.

The King, at the Prosecution of Sir John MORTLOCK, against the Proprietors, Editor, Printer and Publisher of the Dublin Evening Mail.

A junior Barrister, whose name we did not learn, moved that the conditional order for a criminal information in this case,should be made absolute upon a certificate of no cause shewn. Motion granted.

May 31, 1825

Mr. HOGAN--This unfortunate gentleman has succeeded in effecting his escape from this country and is now on his way to America, having embarked at Howth on board a pleasure boat on Tuesday last, in which he was conveyed round to a northern port, where an American vessel was lying for him, and which he succeeded in gaining when she immediately set sail.

We regret to state, that a riot of rather an alarming nature took place at the fair of King's Court, yesterday week. The Serjeant of Police, Arthur SPOTTON, stationed there, while walking through the street, with three of his men, saw a man wantonly break a shop-window, on which the woman of the house came out and seized him, but instead of affording any satisfaction, the fellow began to abuse her; the serjeant interfered, and desired him pay for the window, which he saw him wantonly break, when the fellow turned round and struck him, on which the Serjeant made him a prisoner, and was proceeding with him to the Police barracks, accompanied by the men; they had not, however, proceeded many paces, when they were attacked by a riotous mob who rescued the prisoner, knocked down one of the Police, and repeatedly struck the Serjeant, and the other two, who effected their retreat to the barracks, got their carabines (sic), loaded them, and proceeded to the relief of the other man, who had also fortunately escaped the fury of his assailants. Immediately after getting out they saw the prisoner, who was rescued, and made him a prisoner again; but was without delay, surrounded and struck repeatedly with sticks and stones, and tho' a Serjeant of the Meath Police, who was in the fair, came to their assistance, (who was knocked down,) the rescue of the prisoner was again effected; during the conflict the two men presented their pieces and missed fire, which gave further courage to their assailants, the Serjeant then fired in self defence--his fire had effect, the ball lodged in the forehead of a man named PLUNKETT who dropt; this increased the fury of the rioters, and with difficulty the police made good their retreat to their barracks, which were very near them. Then they stood on the defensive until William E. LEES, Esq., brought down the military from the other side of the town, and took the Police under his care, and had them safely lodged in the military barrack. An inquest was held on Wednesday, on the body of PLUNKETT, with the particulars of which we are unacquainted. The Serjeant surrendered himself, and is now in confinement in the Jail of this Town. We sincerely regret that so decided an hostility should be manifested towards the police, and we do consider that it is an imperative duty on the part of the magistrates of the county collectively, to investigate into this recent attacks on them, and if they are culpable, to have them punished with severity, and it merely acting as their duty requires, to prevent their being immersed in Jail for months together......

An order was lately given at Almack's, that no gentleman should appear with loose trousers, except such as had bandy legs; the effect desired was procured.

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